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SEAMANS, ROBERT CHANNING, JR. PAPERS. 1969-1973

Posted 1/25/2008 Printable Fact Sheet

.75 cu ft, 53 audio tapes

Call No. 168.7094

IRIS Nos. 1024687-1024773, 1027818-1027823

(1918-).Secretary of the Air Force, 1969-1973. Born 30 October 1918, Salem, MA. BS, Harvard University, 1939; MS, 1942; PhD, 1951, MIT. Career assignments include: Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautical Engineering; Project Engineer, Instrumentation Laboratory; Chief Engineer of Project Meteor, and Director of the Flight Control Laboratory, MIT, 1941-1955; Manager of the Airborne Systems Laboratory and Chief Systems Engineer of the Airborne Systems Department, Radio Corporation of America (RCA), 1955-1958; Chief Engineer of the Missile Electronics and Controls Division, RCA, 1958-1960; Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1960-1965; Deputy Administrator, NASA, 1965-1968; Visiting Professor, MIT, 1968; Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Professor, 1968; Secretary of the Air Force, 1968-1973; President, National Academy of Engineering, 1973-1974; Henry R. Luce Professor of Environmental and Public Policy, 1977; Dean of Engineering, MIT, 1978. Naval Ordnance Development Award (1945); American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Lawrence Speery Award (1951); Aero Club, New England, Godfrey L. Cabot Aviation Award (1965); NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1965); Goddard Trophy (1968); NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1969). Author of Lessons Learned and Future Direction in the Management of Technical Program: the von Karman Lecture (1972).

Official papers relating to Seamans' position as Secretary of the Air Force (1969-1973). Includes daily logs of Seamans' activities (1969). Also contains transcripts of Congressional Armed Services Committee hearings with supporting documents, including news clippings, on the US bombing of Cambodia (1969-1973) and the B-1 program (1973). Includes several audiotapes of Seamans' speeches, press conferences, interviews, presentations and briefings.

Access to some materials restricted by security classifications.

Related materials located in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include oral history interviews, some with transcripts (1968, 1969, 2-1973).







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